8.31.2015

S'more Brownie Brittle

There was a time that every time we went to Costco we picked up a bag of Brownie Brittle.  We'd open in the car and have it half eaten before we got out of the parking lot.  With a family of 5 that's not that hard to do! 
If you're not familiar with Brownie Brittle, it's like a super crispy brownie chip.  Well, not like, it is like a super crispy brownie chip.   

8.25.2015

'You're One In A Melon' Enrichment Night

For over a year I've served in a calling in my church I've always dreamed of.  I am the Relief Society Meeting Coordinator...or what I still call the Enrichment Leader.  It's something I was asked to do and I do it in my own time and don't get paid for it.  Doesn't sound too appealing, but I LOVE it!
I get to organize uplifting meetings once a month for the sisters of my congregation.  For August we had our second annual dinner in celebration for those who set a goal to read any or all articles from  The Ensign  April Conference Edition.

I knew this was coming up at the beginning of the year so I was on the look out for a fun theme.  If you know me, you know it's hard for me to just throw a dinner.  A theme always make everything better!  When I saw Sara's from Tell Love and Chocolate "You're One In A Melon" watermelon themed party, it was love at first site!  

A super fun theme for a LDS Relief Society dinner or enrichment night!  You're One In A Melon watermelon theme is perfect for summer.  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Make sure to check out her site for the official "how to" but, here's how I implemented it on a tight budget for 50 women in a boring church gym...

8.19.2015

Cinnamon Rolls

Moving to Austin 2 years was a huge change for us.  New job, new neighborhood, new friends and new church ward.  A month after we moved in a new friend invited us to join us in a Penny Fair.  She had invited a few other friends from our church so it was a great opportunity for me and the boys to get to know some people better.  One of those friends brought cinnamon rolls to sell and I knew she and I could be great friends based off of those homemade rolls.  They were perfection! 
The most delicious and easy Cinnamon Roll recipe!  Just the right amount of cinnamon, sugar and frosting!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

8.17.2015

Strawberry Bliss

If you couldn't tell by a few of my posts this summer, I love a good frozen drink.  Especially with whipped cream on top!  I also love a cherry on top, but purely for the look of it.  I actually don't like maraschino cherries and give them to my husband who loves them.  We just discovered that my oldest son loves them two so I let them "fight" over who gets mine!
A cool and refreshing recipe for Strawberry Bliss!  Very similiar to Bahama Buck's! Super yummy and sweet with strawberries.  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

8.14.2015

Blueberry Float

It's still blazing hot here in Texas and to think that school starts in a week is crazy to me!  The kids are practically permanently pruney from swimming so much this summer.  I've given up on cooking anything in the kitchen as to avoid heating up the house.  I think my family is sick of cold cereal and toaster waffles.
The one thing that has been in abundant is popsicles and ice cream!  Horrible, I know!  The boys informed me that no summer is complete without having a Harry Potter marathon and treating ourselves to Butter Beer Floats. 
These Blueberry Floats are made with homemade Blueberry Soda using all natural ingredients!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
That got me thinking of some other fun creations using different kinds of soda to make floats. 

8.13.2015

Summer Date Night Kit Giveaway (Winner Announced)

Thank you to everyone who entered!  
Melanie is the big winner!

Last night my husband went on a date.  It might not sound so post worthy, but it's been months since we've gone anywhere sans kids!  It was so renewing just to sit and talk to each other and focus on our relationship.
I cherish every date I get to spend with him.  That's why I was thrilled to get my hands on this adorable date kit!  It's perfect for those hot summer nights.  I've posted a few times of how much I love Beyer's Ice Cream and Gelato Indulgences.  It will be no surprise how much I love that I'm giving some away to you! 

8.07.2015

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

The only way to make peanut butter better is to add chocolate.  And more peanut butter!  Every now and then I transform my Peanut Butter Cookies into something extra special by adding one more ingredient.  Peanut Butter Cups!  There is just something so spectacular about biting into it and finding a warm and gooey peanut butter cup inside. 
The only way to make peanut butter better is to add chocolate...and MORE peanut butter!  You're going to love this recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

8.06.2015

Chive Scrambled Eggs with Bacon Wrapped Sausage

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!  Do I eat a fancy breakfast every day.  Um, no.  I wish I did, but most of the time it's either cold cereal, a smoothie or dessert from the night before.  Am I the only one who does that?  Hopefully not! 
Chive Scrambled Eggs with Bacon Wrapped Sausage.  Find the recipe at My Name Is Snickerdoodle